Casa dell'Ava

Contact and Booking

Contact Us

For bookings please contact Richard or Lucy.
Tel: +44 (0)1264 731332.

2022 Prices and availability

Casa dell’Ava is going to be closed for a few months for building works, she is getting a new roof, and renovating the house throughout. We expect to be open again in August, just send us an email if you want to know more


Prices are quoted in £ sterling and are based on a weeks let starting from the Saturday indicated. We are self-catering, but if you want food, we serve real Italian home cooking for an additional £540/week (Mari is a great cook and speaks good English).

Click here to see current availability for Casa dell'Ava

5 January360
12 January360
19 January360
26 January360
2 February360
9 February360
16 February540
23 February410
2 March410
9 March410
16 March410
23 March410
30 March410
6 April540
13 April540
20 April540
27 April410
4 May540
11 May540
18 May540
25 May540
1 June540
8 June540
15 June540
22 June540
29 June540
6 July770
13 July770
20 July850
27 July850
3 August850
10 August850
17 August850
24 August850
31 August580
7 September580
14 September580
21 September580
28 September490
5 October360
12 October360
19 October360
26 October490
2 November360
9 November360
16 November360
23 November360
30 November360
7 December360
14 December360
21 December840
28 December840

Getting there and away

The closest airports are at Milan. Choose from either Linate or Malpensa airport or Bergamo airport (Orio al serio). It takes roughly 90mins to reach the house (slightly longer from Malpensa). The fastest route is to take the ss36 dual carriageway from Lecco to Colico along the Eastern shore of Lake Como, through an amazing series of tunnels.

We are big fans of Lake Como and we often stop at Bellano or Varenna for a lakeside pizza. You can also take the car ferry across Lake Como from Varenna to Menaggio if you want to take the slower road on the west of the lake. The ferry journey itself is beautiful. You can also call in at places like Villa Carlotta if you want a longer break.

You can get to Chiavenna from Milan reasonably easily by train - Trenitalia

On Arrival

You have to walk about 200m from the car to the house so we recommend you bring suitcases you can carry. You will be met on arrival and shown to the house. You can download the arrival instructions as a PDF.

Useful Info

  • Bars - The bar in Pianazzola is a good place for a coffee or beer and catch up with the local gossip. Also to ask your way round. The owners also live there and you may well find yourself in their kitchen! They are v friendly, but you'll need to talk Italian (or dialect) to them. They don't generally serve food, but there's no hard and fast rule. Otherwise head to Chiavenna
  • Shops/Supermarket - As well as the shops in the centre of town, there is a hypermarket (Iperal) on the right as you enter Chiavenna from the South (turn right just after the first roundabout as you enter the town). It sells food and pretty much everything else
  • Hospital - Via della Cereria 4 tel: +39 0343 67111
  • Doctor - Dr. Francesco. Viale Maloggia 15. tel: +39 0343 32266. or Search web for Doctors
  • Pharmacy - Via Dolzino 9. tel: +39 0343 32238
  • Dentist - Dr Pisnoli Studio Dentistico, Via San Fedele 5. tel: +39 0343 36227 or Search web for Dentists
  • Banks (+ ATM or Bancomat as it is known in Italy) - Banca Intesa, 1, p. Ernesto Ploncher tel: +39 0343 32307
  • Tourist info - Via C Chiavennaschi. Tel: +39 0343 37485. Tourist info
  • Taxi - Carmine (tel: +39 0343 51144 or mob +39 329 2150632)